X-Plane

X-Plane has been with us in one form or another since 1995. This revolutionary flight sim has radically differentiated itself from the competition with the implementation of real-life physics including the aerodynamics principle of blade element theory. This means that X-Plane offers one of the most realistic and dynamic experience of all the simulators; delivering realistic elements like drag, lift and other external factors and conditions.

This, in turn, means that X-Plane is capable of replicating real aerodynamic properties on theoretical aircraft giving users the ability to design and create their own aircraft within the simulator. X-Plane includes Plane Maker and Airfoil Maker; software packages to help users design their own aircraft. As a result, X-Plane has a loyal fanbase and large community of users designing and sharing their creations.

X-Plane is popular with professionals and hobbyists alike, bringing together state-of-the-art graphics, real-world physics and a wide range of simulated aircraft and locations to fly them in. X-Plane is also available across a range of platforms including Windows, Mac and Google’s Android operating system. This has made it a firm favourite with those looking to hone their skills on the go, in the office or from the comfort of their own home.

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New Islander takes flight in X-Plane 12

Thranda Design has announced the next aircraft in the Dynamic Generation Series, the Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander, is now available for X-Plane 12.

BN-2B Islander upgraded to X-Plane 12

Nimbus Simulation has upgraded its BN-2B Islander to be compatible with X-Plane 12.

Marseille Airport for X-Plane released

Aerosoft has announced Marseille Airport XP for X-Plane 12 is out now.

E-Jets Family for X-Plane 12 released

X-Crafts has announced its E-Jets Family has been upgraded for X-Plane 12 compatibility.

Aeroprakt A22-LS v3.0 upgraded to X-Plane 12

Aircraft developer VSKYLABS has upgraded the Aeroprakt A22-LS to v3.0, bringing the project to X-Plane 12 standards.

Rotate upgrades the MD-80 Pro to X-Plane 12

Aircraft developer, Rotate has released a Beta version of the MD-80 Pro for X-Plane 12.

San Francisco upgraded to X-Plane 12

ShortFinal Design has announced KSFO - San Francisco International Definitive for X-Plane 12 is now available.

Pensacola Airport out now

Scenery developer, FSDesigns has released KPNS - Pensacola International Airport for X-Plane 12.

Hong Kong for X-Plane out now

Scenery developer, TaiModels has announced Hong Kong International Airport for X-Plane 11 and 12 is now available.

News and Updates on X-Plane

From hands-on reviews to the latest releases, our expert writers will keep you up to date with X-Plane releases and news.

We will bring you all the latest news on new and updated aircraft, new airports and locations and new plugins and modules that can be added to X-Plane. Unlike some other simulators, X-Plane is built to enable users to design their own aircraft and scenery and even create their own plugin modules. So, if you create your own virtual environments, or want to try out other people’s creations, this is the only place you need go to get all the latest releases and updates.

Whether you’re using X-Plane on a laptop or on an Android mobile device, X-Plane is constantly bringing out official updates and new features. Be the first to find out about the latest updates and get our take on new features.

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